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Mexican Soup with Chicken | Healthy Comfort Food!

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Try this comforting Mexican Soup with Chicken for your next meal! Loaded with chicken, black beans, vegetables and your favourite Mexican flavours, this healthy, bright and zingy soup is completely and utterly delicious and makes an easy meal that the whole family will love!

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Mexican Soup with Chicken (Healthy Comfort Food)

Mexican soup with corn, chicken and beans makes an incredible, wholesome family meal. My favourite thing about this colourful and punchy soup is that it only contains healthy ingredients and is loaded with veggies, but it is packed full of incredible flavours!


This recipe for healthy soup includes plenty of vegetables like corn, carrot, celery and potatoes and a delicious spice blend that is perfect for both kids and adults.


It makes a complete meal and the ultimate healthy comfort food on its own, but of course if you want something a little extra, it can be levelled up if needed! It tastes amazing loaded up with sour cream, grated cheese, chopped avocado, guacamole, fresh coriander, lime wedges, jalapenos and crumbled tortilla strips (our favourite!).


Add any or all of the toppings that you desire. A generous squeeze of lime juice is a must!

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Mexican Soup in Crockpot


This quick and easy soup can be made in a crockpot (slow cooker), pressure cooker or on the stovetop. Due to its short prep time, it makes a fantastic midweek meal, whichever way you cook it!

My favourite method is the pressure cooker, but for a completely easy weeknight meal, healthy soup in a slow cooker is a lifesaver! Simply set it and forget it and you’ll come home to a filling, punchy, flavoursome and healthy homemade soup from scratch!

Cooking this soup low and slow allows all of the incredible flavours to intensify and makes the chicken super tender, perfect for shredding!

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Ingredients for Mexican Soup


Here’s what you need for this homemade Mexican soup with chicken. And the list includes lots of cans and spices that you probably already have in your pantry!

  • Chicken breast. The chicken breast cooks in the soup and is then removed, shredded and stirred back into the soup. To save time, try adding a shredded rotisserie chicken at the end.
  • Chicken stock.
  • Fresh vegetables. Onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, corn.
  • Canned black beans.
  • Canned tomatoes.
  • Tomato paste.
  • Mexican spices. Garlic, oregano, chilli, paprika, cumin.
  • Lime juice.

Plus, optional (but highly recommended!) toppings;

  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheese
  • Chopped avocado
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh coriander
  • Lime wedges
  • Jalapenos
  • Crumbled tortilla strips
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How to Make Mexican Chicken Soup

This flavourful family soup is incredibly easy to make. However you choose to make this soup (crockpot, pressure cooker, stovetop), all of the ingredients are simply thrown into one pot together and cooked together to perfection.

For crockpot/slow cooker, place all of the ingredients together and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.


Once cooked, remove the chicken and use two forks to shred it. Throw it back in and serve with your favourite toppings!


For the stovetop, the chicken breasts need to be cut in half to allow them to cook in the soup, or you can use a shredded pre-cooked chicken. Simmer all of the ingredients together in a pot until the chicken and vegetables are cooked through and serve with the shredded chicken and your favourite toppings.

For some other fast midweek healthy family meals that you will love, try these recipes!

If you try this Mexican soup with chicken recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Feel free to leave a comment or review below, or send me a message. For more food inspiration, tips and to share your own recipes and creations, head over to my Facebook Recipe Group. 

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Mexican Soup with Chicken (Healthy Comfort Food!)

Try this comforting Mexican Soup with Chicken for your next meal! Loaded with chicken, black beans, vegetables and your favourite Mexican flavours, this healthy, bright and zingy soup is completely and utterly delicious and makes an easy meal that the whole family will love!
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Course: Appetizer, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican soup with chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 291kcal
Author: TheCookingCollective

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 4 cups chicken stock liquid
  • 1 brown onion chopped
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1-2 potatoes diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 250 grams black beans (1 can)
  • 400 grams canned tomatoes diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste heaped
  • 1 tsp dried chilli or, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 1/2 lime juice juice of half a lime

Optional Toppings (choose your favourite)

  • sour cream
  • chopped avocado
  • fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • tasty cheese grated
  • tortilla strips tortilla chips, crumbled
  • lime wedges
  • guacamole
  • jalapenos

Instructions

For slow or pressure cooker

  • Place all of the soup ingredients together in the slow or pressure cooker.
  • For slow cooker, select either 'LOW' setting for 6-8 hours or 'HIGH' setting for 3-4 hours. For pressure cooker, select the 'SOUP' setting, or 'manual' setting and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove the chicken and shred with two forks. Return the chicken to the soup and stir through.
  • Serve immediately in bowls and add your favourite toppings (sour cream, grated cheese, chopped avocado, guacamole, fresh coriander, lime wedges, jalapenos and crumbled tortilla strips). Enjoy!

For stove top

  • Slice the chicken breasts into half (or thirds if large) and place all of the ingredients into a large pot.
  • Bring the soup to a boil and then simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables and chicken have cooked through.
  • Once cooked, remove the chicken and shred with two forks. Return the chicken to the soup and stir through.
  • Serve immediately in bowls and add your favourite toppings (sour cream, grated cheese, chopped avocado, guacamole, fresh coriander, lime wedges, jalapenos and crumbled tortilla strips). Enjoy!

Notes

This soup can be made in a crockpot/slow cooker, pressure cooker or stovetop. Pressure and slow cooker methods make the chicken extra tender and easy to shred. Use a slow cooker to come home to a ready made meal!
All of the ingredients can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready for use.
 
To save time, try using a cooked and shredded rotisserie chicken instead of uncooked chicken breasts. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 1137mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4080IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 5mg

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6 comments

Sally February 8, 2020 - 11:13 pm

5 stars
I love how the pressure cooker allows you to have meals that would usually take all day to make, ready on a weeknight. It’s the best! Love the look of this soup – so many delicious flavours!

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TheCookingCollective February 10, 2020 - 12:20 am

Hi Sally! My pressure cooker is my favourite kitchen appliance! It makes the most amazing dinners in such a short time.

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Sylvie February 9, 2020 - 1:15 am

5 stars
What a delicious and original soup recipe, definitely need to try it this winter! Love all the topping options as well, so you can make it slightly different each time!

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TheCookingCollective February 10, 2020 - 12:11 am

Hi Sylvie! Thank you- it is such a favourite for all ages in our home. The toppings are so versatile and delicious!

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Robyn February 9, 2020 - 7:01 am

5 stars
This looks so healthy and comforting, perfect for the miserable wet day we have had in Sydney today! My toddler would absolutely love this dish!

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TheCookingCollective February 9, 2020 - 11:56 pm

This soup is perfect for those rainy days Robyn! It gets the tick of approval from my kids, they love the mild Mexican flavours and adding their favourite toppings.

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